James D. Price

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, October 2, 1925
Page One

Mr. James D. Price Died Suddenly at Ihs (sic) Home in Athens

Funeral services for Mr. James D. Price, aged 65, a member of the Georgia public ervice (sic) commission, and former commissioner of agriculture of Georgia, whfo (sic) died suddenly at his home in Athens early Thursday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the home. Interment in the Oconee cemetery at Athens.

Dr. J.C. Wilkinson, pastor of the First Baptist church of Athens, assisted by Dr. John D. Mell, presiden (sic) of the Georgia Baptist conenvtion (sic), conducted the services. Pallbearers were selected from members of the Mt. Vernon lodge of Masons. Members of the Athens Kiwani (sic) club acted as honorary pallbearers, as did members of the public service commission.

Heart trouble is ascribed as the immediate cause of Mr. Price's death. He had spent Thursday at his farm at Farmington and after returning home had retired, feeling il (sic).

His condition did not caue (sic) any anxiety until later in the night, when Mrs. Prce (sic) found that he had suddenly become semi-conscious. She hurriedly summoned medical aid, but he died before physicians reached the home.

Mr. Price had been unusually active during the past several days. In addition to duties of his office, he had become greatly interested in securing relief for farmers in the dry area thru public road work and had recently made a trip to Washington with a committee for a conference with govrnement (sic) road officials.

Mr. Price was on of the best known and best liked men in public life in Georgia. Genial, jovial, he always looked upon the sunny side of life and could get a hearty laugh for all out of most any situation. Of Commanding stature and always wearing a broad brimmed hat, "Uncle Jim," as he was known all over the state, could speak to as many persons and call them by name as any man in the state.

He is survived by his widow, three sons, Dr. Addison Price, Memphis, Tenn.; Pinkney Price, of Griffin; Frances Price of Atlanta; one daughter, Miss Maria Price, of Athens; one brother, Mr. Pink Price of our county and one sister, Mrs. Wellborn Lee of High Shoals.